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thenightling · 4 hours ago
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A positive review.
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thenightling · 5 hours ago
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What does Roderick know about his reputation and at what point did he ever call his prisoner “Shaper”?
Is it like “I asked around and some people are glad I gave him a time out.  This guy’s a real jerk.”   This seems to be implying that if Morpheus was nicer he wouldn’t be able to contain him.
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thenightling · 5 hours ago
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I don’t remember Roderick Burgess being this heavy.  I know he had a little bit of a belly, I just didn’t remember it as being that big.
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booksquoteslife · 6 hours ago
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“Everybody has a secret world inside of them. All of the people of the world, I mean everybody. No matter how dull and boring they are on the outside, inside them they’ve all got unimaginable, magnificent, wonderful, stupid, amazing worlds. Not just one world. Hundreds of them. Thousands maybe.”
— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman
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thenightling · 9 hours ago
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Something I noticed.  Even the part of the Locke & Key crossover that I like has flaws if you think about too much.  When Morpheus gives Mary Locke the clue it’s just him drawing his helm against the glass of his cage using dirt or sand from the floor.  He does this at about head level with himself.  
 I would have taken this to mean he wanted the helm and would help her if she would get the helm for him.   Instead she somehow took this to mean she should get the helm for herself, wear it, along with his ruby, and enter The Dreaming. 
I know Joe had her temporarily give Alexander Burgess the Anywhere Key but honestly if I was in her place I’d have waited until later, used the anywhere key to snatch the helm and ruby, and free the prisoner.
I know it would have f--ked with Sandman continuity but him drawing his helm against the glass of his cage, right over his own face, to me feels more like “Bring me my helm” more than “wear my helm and go into my world and see what happens. lol!”
Also you’re going to tell me his captors aren’t going to notice how smudged up the inside of his cage has suddenly become?  I don’t think Morpheus had Windex in there.  
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enneagrammar · 13 hours ago
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The Dreaming, by Bilquis Evely.
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blue-rose-horror · 14 hours ago
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DAVID IS CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED, I LOVE THIS MAN 🙏🙏🙏
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geekynerfherder · 16 hours ago
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My comics Pull List this week.
'Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone' #1 (IDW Publishing / DC Comics)
 'Usagi Yojimbo' #18 (IDW Publishing)
 'Dejah Thoris' #12 (Dynamite Comics)
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thenightling · 20 hours ago
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Glad I am not the only one who noticed Cain doesn’t sound right.  He doesn’t talk like himself.  He doesn’t match Sandman’s depiction or the old House of Mystery.  If he matches any version of Cain it’s Caitlin R. Kiernan’s, and her version of The Dreaming everyone was out of character. I feel like Joe Hill has studied the late 90s and early 2000s spin-offs more than the actual Sandman. Why else use The Corinthian’s Sandman Presents Story which clearly can’t work if you’ve read Overture.
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thenightling · 23 hours ago
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Just read issue 1 of Locke & Key Sandman crossover
I just read the first issue of The Sandman / Locke & Key Crossover and I have to be blunt...  I don’t like it.   Continuity is thrown to Hell just to accommodate the story.   
The art is beautiful.  I’ll give it that.  Sandman characters drawn in the style of Locke & Key works really well.  And the beginning makes Alexander Burgess and his unfortunate childhood in the “Care” of Roderick Burgess very sympathetic. But there are SO MANY continuity errors.   So very many...
First, I think Joe Hill borrows too much from the 1990s and early 2000s Sandman presents comics.  Cain is about as out-of-character as he was in the Caitlin R. Kiernan version of The Dreaming.  Also EVERY character calls Morpheus by Shaper which is jarring and out of character.   Cain does call him “Prince of stories” once but switches gears to calling him Shaper and makes clear that he would ally himself with whoever could defeat and capture Morpheus.
I’m going to try to list all the continuity error problems but there are so many...
1.   Alexander Burgess is allowed to have naps while wearing the helm of dreams and the ruby?!
2.   How old IS Alex in this story?   In the original Sandman he was supposed to have been around sixteen at the time of Morpheus’ summoning.  But here he looks to be close to twelve at most and still disappointed by his father’s broken promises. He’s referred to as a child. 
3.   Too many characters call Morpheus by “Shaper.”   I was surprised that Roderick Burgess calls him Shaper.  Shaper is just the direct English translation of Morpheus. Does no one remember this?   For Cain, Brute and Glob, and even The Corinthian to call him Shaper was odd to me.
4.   Where the Hell did Morpheus get that sand he used as a clue for Mary?  I could have sworn the first sand he got a hold of was from his guard’s dream in 1989.  Come to think of it, where were Morpheus' guards?  Why was it just Roderick and Mary in the cellar?  I thought he always had two guards on him since day one. 
5.   Cain’s portrayal most closely resembles Caitlin R. Kiernan’s version of The Dreaming than any old House of Mystery or Sandman comic.  As a result he doesn’t even remotely feel right or talk like himself.  Abel is all right but not Cain.
6.    The Corinthian has taken over?  I get this is reference to a NOW DECANONIZED SANDMAN PRESENTS COMIC (Why are you using this crap?) but it doesn’t make sense.  For starters that 90s Corinthian comic was written BEFORE Overture.  And Overture tells us that The Corinthian went on the run in the waking world before Morpheus was actually captured.  
Here The Corinthian took and ate Lucien’s eyes and left him caged outside the castle?! What the fuck?!  No!  This is the moment that crossed the line for me.    
I was really looking forward to this crossover. I had been waiting for it since it was announced almost a year ago.  After all the delays the artwork is lovely but the writing is leaving me going “What the fuck!??  WHAT THE FUCK!?”   
I don’t know.  Maybe I’ll think more kindly of it later...
This felt like it more directly connected to the 90s / early 2000s Sandman presents comics than the actual Sandman.   And it completely ignored any continuity from after those comics were de-canonized.   Why the Hell did Joe Hill feel the need to use Sandman Presents instead of the actual Sandman as a base?!  
I’m glad I am not the only one who noticed Cain doesn’t sound right.  He doesn’t talk like himself.  He doesn’t match Sandman’s depiction or the old House of Mystery.  If he matches any version of Cain it’s Caitlin R. Kiernan’s, and her version of The Dreaming everyone was out of character. I feel like Joe Hill has studied the late 90s and early 2000s spin-offs more than the actual Sandman. Why else use The Corinthian’s Sandman Presents Story which clearly can’t work if you’ve read Overture.
Continuity and characterization flaws aside, one thing I do like is how Morpheus, himself, is handled.  How even without speaking he gives that clue to Mary Locke, showing her pity.  
Unfortunately I feel like a lot of the story relies too heavily on a sense of nostalgia instead of good story telling.  Like Joe Hill expects us to go “Hey, it's Gilbert!  And he went 'Hoom.'!”  It feels like a comic book equivalent of a late 90s Disney direct-to-video sequel relying heavily on fan nostalgia and catch phrasing more than actually being true to character or telling a good story.
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krystalpepsi · a day ago
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IM OBSESSED
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enneagrammar · a day ago
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Promotional art for The Sandman Universe, by Bilquis Evely.
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thecomicon · a day ago
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Advance Review: 'Locke & Key/The Sandman: Hell & Gone' #1 Could Well Be The Crossover Of The Year
Review: @IDWPublishing @joe_hill @GR_comics 'Locke & Key/The Sandman: Hell & Gone' #1 Could Well Be The Crossover Of The Year
I will confess that I came into Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s Locke & Key through the TV show, but that would make me the perfect person to review Locke & Key/The Sandman: Hell & Gone #1, a comic book crossover involving two much-loved series heavy in history. I mean, how does one create a comic book that allows any reader onto the gourd floor when both Locke & Key and The Sandman Universe is…
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thenightling · a day ago
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​Preview pages for Locke & Key / Sandman crossover issue 1.   Just one page longer than the last batch but child Alexander Burgess is just so tragically adorable.  
https://www.comiccrusaders.com/preview-locke-key-sandman-hell-gone-1/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=&utm_term=&utm_content=&utm_campaign=
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thenightling · 2 days ago
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​Issue 0 of Locke & Key / Sandman Crossover is now available for free on Comixology.  Issue 1 is available for 6.99.   Issue 0 is just the tale of the Moon Key and half of the first issue of Sandman. 
  https://www.comixology.com/Locke-Key-Sandman-Hell-Gone-0/digital-comic/881528?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZGV4L2Rlc2t0b3Avc2xpZGVyTGlzdC90b3BSZXN1bHRzU2xpZGVy
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thenightling · 2 days ago
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The official trailer for the Locke & Key Sandman crossover comic. 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH2YYhTgsLE
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marchempel2 · 2 days ago
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Dream of the Endless from March of 2012. Pentel brush pen, Pigma Micron pen, and graphite on 9"x12" sketch paper.
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